Attacks on Andrew Gasser’s Attorney Robert Hanlon Continue at Algonquin Township Meeting

$18,492.88 Algonquin Township Clerk Karen Lukasik didn’t record the June meeting of the Algonquin Township Board, but at least two others did. One streamed in live on FaceBook. Those attending or watching first heard Debra McCracken say in public comment … Continue reading

What’s Up at Tonight’s Algonquin Township Board Meeting

Here is what is on the agenda for Algonquin Township Wednesday night at 7: Ordinance ascertaining the Prevailing Wage Rates for the Algonquin Township Highway Dept. Ordinance ascertaining the Prevailing Wage Rates for the Township of Algonquin. Nominate Trustee Chapman … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Clerk Karen Lukasik Resigns as Freedom of Information Officer, Sheds Tape Recording Responsibility

Algonquin Township Clerk Karen Lukasik sent an email to various last Wednesday  folks announcing she would no longer serve as the government’s Freedom of Information Officer. Here is the email, sent to all the Township Board but Rachael Lawrence: To: … Continue reading

$1,000 Algonquin Township Contribution to McHenry County Historical Society Challenged

From Illinois Leaks, reprinted with permission: Algonquin Township failed miserably with donations to Historical Society BY JMKRAFT ON JUNE 6, 2018 • ( 2 COMMENTS ) ALGONQUIN, IL. (ECWd) – When a Township donates taxpayer funds to a museum, for instance, the McHenry County Historical Society … Continue reading

Questions About Anna May Miller’s November, 2016, Time Cards

Published first on Illinois Leaks.  Republished here with permission: Algonquin Township Road District – Bob Miller approves bogus time card for wife BY KIRK ALLEN ON MAY 31, 2018 • ( 4 COMMENTS ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –I think we are beginning to understand why the … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Legal Bills, Excluding the Road District

Printed first on Illinois Leaks, this post is republished with permission: Algonquin Township Board & Clerk – “Budget Busters” BY KIRK ALLEN ON JUNE 4, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –While the Algonquin Township Board has injected themselves into the Road … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Board Cuts Gasser Legal Expenses from $250,000 to $150,000

When the budget for the Algonquin Township Road District was considered by the Township Board on Monday night, the Board voted 4-1 to reduce the line item for legal fees from $250,000 to $150,000. Trustee David Chapman made the reduction … Continue reading

Secret Gift Cards Put Karen Lukasik & Bob Miller in Sights of Illinois Leaks Again

Both Edgar County Watchdogs, Kirk Allen and John Kraft, will speak at the McHenry County Libertarian Party meeting being held at the Rib House on Route 176 at 8 PM. The two will be there for the 6:30 dinner and … Continue reading

Franks Calls on Algonquin Township Board to Schedule Referendum on Fall Ballot to Put Road Commissioner Under Their Control

Jack Franks has sent the following email to members of the Algonquin Township Board: I am writing this letter to urge the Township Board to put a binding referendum on the November ballot to abolish the Algonquin Township Highway Department. … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Trustee Rachael Lawrence Says She Didn’t Go to Springfield to Lobby

Rachael Lawrence gives different take on trip to Springfield than what was conveyed in the Northwest Herald. In a comment under my article on the NWH’s article {“Algonquin Township Officials Fear for their Jobs“) she wrote: I attended this “Township … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Officials Fear for Their Jobs

The Northwest Herald has an article today about attempts by Algonquin Township Trustees driving to Springfield in an aapparent attempt to keep their jobs. Here’s the first sentence of the article by reporter Ed Komenda: Algonquin Township officials traveled to … Continue reading

Algonquin Township May Have Violated the Open Meetings Act

Illinois Leaks’John Kraft filed a complaint with the Illinois Attorney General’s Office contending that the agenda of the last regular meeting of Algonquin Township was inadequate. Kraft contended that “Reconfiguration of Office Space” did not adequately inform the public that … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Board Supports Unincorporated LITH Water Users

The following resolution was passed by the Algonquin Township Board on Tuesday night: Resolution in Support of Township Residents Living in Unincorporated Area Connected to the Lake in the Hills Water System WHEREAS, Algonquin Township (“Township”) exists and serves as a … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Has Calm Meeting, Property Taxes Cut 5%

The calmest meeting of the Algonquin Township Board since new officers were elected occurred Tuesday night. The big news for the night was the passage of a budget for the Township side (excluding the Road District) that was 5% less … Continue reading

llinois Leaks Calls Out Algonquin Township Clerk Karen Lukasik on Claim that “Bob Miller Did Nothing That Was Illegal”

The following is re-published with permission of Illinois Leaks, where it appeared yesterday: Algonquin Township Clerk Karen Miller Lukasik – “Bob Miller did nothing that was illegal” – Really? BY KIRK ALLEN ON NOVEMBER 10, 2017 • ( 2 COMMENTS ) Algonquin (ECWd) – According to the Facebook … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Road District Levy Cut 5%

Citing a promise made during his campaign for Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser presented the Township Board with a levy for next year that is 5% less than what was taxed this year. He was asked if it was … Continue reading

Algonquin Township – Appropriations v. Bills, Legal Fees

The Algonquin Township meeting on Wednesday was pretty peaceful. No Operating Engineers Local 150 balloon rats. No room crowded with angry citizens. The biggest issue was whether a bill could be paid for $23,512 to attorney Robert Hanlon for Township … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Clerk Claims Official Misconduct and Eavesdropping

In her report to the Algonquin Township Board at the end of Wednesday’s meeting, Clerk Karen Lukasik reported that she has two temperature controlled upstairs rooms in Building 6. “They have been secured,” she said, telling of changing the locks. … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Legal Bills for Six Months

Algonquin Township Supervisor Chuck Lutzow emailed me the Township Board agenda and packet for tonight’s 7 PM meeting. Included were expenditures for the six months ending September 30th. Here’s what each official has spent: Supervisor – $21,454.00 Highway Commissioner – … Continue reading

No Rat Algonquin Township Meeting

The meeting after new Algonquin Township officers were sworn in there were two balloon rats next to the Route 14 entrance. The crowd was raucous. Sheriff’s deputies were in attendance. Last month, fewer Operating Engineers Local 150 showed up and … Continue reading